this is so so very different from what i usually draw i'm sorry

“Darkiplier VS Antisepticeye” is Mark’s Effort to Take Back Control From Dark: A Theory

(Disclaimer: I know nothing about any of Jack’s egos, so this is entirely about Mark’s. Disclaimer 2, Electric Boogaloo: I had my Frosted Mini Wheats like two hours late today, and that threw off my groove, so I’m sorry if I’m less eloquent than usual. Disclaimer III- This Time, It’s Personal: The only reason this isn’t under a read more is because someone told me to do that last time, but they weren’t very nice about it, so now I’m being petty. I’m sorry for being the worst. I still love you guys, though.)

In my last theory, we discussed the possibility that Dark is trying to take back control through more subtle means this time, and that he has a plan that we didn’t get to see during Markiplier TV. He’s been slowly giving hints of his existence in videos, teasing just enough to get people talking. He hasn’t revealed himself outright in any videos since Markiplier TV; he hasn’t denied being in them, either. 

Remember this interaction between @markiplier and @hufflepufftrax?

Mark quickly dispels rumors about Darkiplier when they’re not true. Why, then, would he not clear the air during the chaos of World’s Quietest Let’s Play 4, or any other video that has stirred up the community a great deal more than this photo ever did? The logical train of thought, then, is that these really were Dark appearances and we are supposed to know it. So, if Dark has been going about this so carefully all along, why would he reveal himself by sharing the spotlight in a comedy sketch? The short answer is that he wouldn’t. The reality is… say it with me now… it’s just Mark impersonating Dark!

Yeah, I know, no shock there. You’ve been hearing that since the video dropped. I talked about it when answering an ask, which I’m screenshotting and dropping below for your convenience, because I’m just a nice gal like that.

So now we have to ask, why would Mark do this? If Dark really is starting to take back control, this would be a dangerous time to pull a stunt like this, wouldn’t it? Well, it makes sense when you consider the fact that Mark has all but run out of options. 

Every time Dark is hinted at, the community goes wild. It doesn’t matter how subtle the hint may be- if the lights in the background of a video are red and blue, someone will point it out. Someone will draw him. Someone will get excited. And then, over time, everyone will get excited. 

Even if Mark tried to warn us, it only fueled the fire. Reaching out for help, trying to tell us that Dark is here– it is exactly what Dark wants. So Mark now has to try a different tactic. The only way that Dark can lose at this point is if he loses his allure to the viewers, and the only way to do that is to use his own method against him: Dark is pretending to be Mark, and now Mark is pretending to be Dark in order to discredit him. More specifically, he’s trying to get Dark out of the way, impersonate him, and make a fool out of him. That sounds… familiar, doesn’t it? Have we heard that somewhere before?

What if I change up the tense a little and word it a bit more like this?

“Pushed aside. Replaced. Mocked.”

Originally posted by rubies-and-oaktrees

That rings a few more bells, doesn’t it?

When we put all of these things together, a picture starts to form: Mark kept Dark at bay for years by making him a joke, but then he made the mistake of letting down his guard. Letting him back in. Now, Mark is fighting back using the only method that he has ever known to work. Why wouldn’t it this time? Making silly edits, taking over Mark’s twitter with edgy, emo poetry… it was enough to dissuade the community last time. So what could make it fail now? How could humor no longer be sufficient to drive Dark away?

The key difference this time is that Dark is not simply a wisp of a presence like he was years ago. He can’t be laughed off anymore. He is here. He is real. He is powerful. He does not like to be mocked, and this action from Mark will most definitely have consequences.

And the blame for that, really, falls on all of us. As Mark said all those years ago, we made Dark real.  Back then, he had to resort to humor to keep Dark at bay, because none of us would listen to him when he warned us. Now, history’s repeating itself,  but the outcome isn’t so sure this time. We learned nothing in the process. Now Dark has become too strong, because we, the viewers, keep letting him back in. Mark tries to tell us that Dark is here and we are thrilled about it.

So, really, the question isn’t, “Why would Mark do this?”

The question is, 

Why didn’t we listen?

phazerstorm  asked:

I just adore your art style, it's so cute! I'm thinking of making comics myself. Do you think you could give me some tips on angling or facial expressions or overall detail?

Thank you so so much! I really appreciate that! Like, a whole lot. ^^

I’m not exactly sure how much I’ll be able to help you, though I can at least give you some pointers on expressions! I’ll do my best. I’m sorry this is coming a bit late! 

I’m going to use Bendy for my examples, just because he’s super easy to draw and I have him on hand/mind at the moment. But! These can be used on just about anyone.

Keep in mind: this is just my way of doing things. There isn’t one “set” way to create great art! There’s a lot of experimenting, testing and growing when it comes to artwork.

When it comes down to expressions, there are a few things to consider: what are they feeling? How intense is this feeling? How far can, or should you push it? How can you make this feel realistic? In visual storytelling, showing what a character is going through is far more important than telling the reader. In a comic setting, there’s a very fine balance–since you have images to go with the words, but you can’t convey each minute action… At least in a reasonable amount of panels, the dialogue and the images have to work together when they’re used in tandem.

When a character is shouting, you have to push their expression further–it won’t be enough to show them with their mouth slightly open, or with a flat face. Give them wide eyes, or shut their eyes completely with frustration. Open their mouth wide, maybe even get their body language involved if you have enough room. Throw their arms in the air, have them pulling at their hair!

Likewise, if what they’re saying is quiet or somber, soften their expression. Have their gaze ill-focused, or looking to the ground. Their shoulders could be slumped, their brow could be low. Their mouth could be almost, or entirely closed. Or are they happy? Raise their eyebrows, widen their eyes with joy! Bring out that smile! Use as much variety and as many shapes as you can!

Because I’m a visual person, here are a few examples to give you a better idea of what I mean:

(I’m sorry if my handwriting is hard to read)

Which facial expressions are more interesting? Sure, the ones on the left are going through the motions of emoting, but the ones to the right REALLY show how the character is feeling!

Body language is also immensely important when it comes down to expressiveness. Every part of the body can be used to convey a message. The crossing of arms can indicate disgust, or even put a small barrier between two people. Slumped shoulders show disappointment or sadness. Every little movement a character makes can have a massive impact on their overall tone. Here are a few examples like the above:

Even minute changes to a static pose can make a BIG difference! Test around and see what works best.

I’ve noticed that some animators have mirrors near their desk. This is so they can look up at their reflection and make a face into the mirror. They project their character’s feelings onto themselves, that way they can see what sort of facial expression would be best suited to that emotion. Nowadays we can just google this, but it’s still a good idea. Don’t be afraid to look up references whenever you need them. I know I do frequently! There’s no shame in using references!

My friend linked me to this wonderful guide, which goes more in-depth than I did here. Take a look!

I’m sorry I can’t help you quite as much with angles. I feel that I’d need to do a little more research in order to be able to articulate this more fluently. Perhaps some other time I can try and revisit this and go more into depth about perspective and foreshortening, but for now, here’s another great guide that might help you along in the right direction. I use a similar structure for my own drawings! 

Speaking of foreshortening, here’s another tutorial! I don’t use this particular method, but it may work for you!

I know you didn’t ask for it, but I’d like to give you some tips about comic making. If you don’t want them, then I guess you can just stop reading, pfff. Either way I’ll put it under a cut so this post doesn’t take up so much of the dashboard.

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anonymous asked:

Hello! I've been following you guys since I was a teenager (when you guys also would have been teenagers!) and I remember you wrote a post once on whether you were sure the animation industry is what God really had in mind for you, or something like that. Well, I suppose I'm going through the same thought process now. The industry seems like an impenetrable fortress at the moment. What I want to know is, what's it really like on the other side? Are you happy?

We’re so sorry this took forever to answer! We’ve been so busy that we haven’t had the energy to write an answer for those more thought provoking messages.

You’re right! There was a post or two with those concerns in mind. Don’t know where it is now, but it’s somewhere in the archives.

Any Christian who knows how important it is to walk with Christ also knows the importance of being the best you can be for Him and others; to truly show His love and compassion. But the question always seems to be for the Christian , “Is this where He wants me to be? What area of work would best be fit for my growth as a Christian?”  There’s this mentality that the entertainment industry is not exactly the first place a Christian should be offering their skills to. They should be in the Church, or going on Missions or other jobs that appear to be a more hands on effort for reaching the message of Christ and “using our abilities for Him”. Sure, it’s encouraged, but God would just be counter productive if he only used His children to be confined to areas of the Church . God will find the most resourceful way to use you for His Glory because He is a creative God who will NOT limit the use of our abilities. Sometimes that means going into the belly of the beast. Give it some time and lots of prayer. The thing is, you never know where you’re going to end up, but when you know you’re in the right place, you will have peace about it!

It’s no hidden secret that the majority of people who work in the entertainment industry are not very keen on Christians in particular, despite it containing people who claim to be accepting of people who have different in beliefs. We know we’ve had a few experiences where people would send us rude comments, messages, or just go out of their way to ignore us simply because we have God in our profile. And this has happened with a few people in animation as well. We haven’t even actively said anything thing to anyone except put a three latter name in our bio. And it usually never fails that we lose followers on social media even after some kind of post that mentions anything in the slightest bit about God. Not to say that people on the other end haven’t experienced negativity from Christians who were un-Christ like in their execution of their differing beliefs either, but more or less, we are very few in this industry. And if there are more Christians actively working in the industry, sometimes they don’t want to risk their career and connections because of their belief, so they keep God more under wraps.  

So what is it like? It’s been fine, but sometimes it feels lonely. But we have met a few that we can comfortably have conversations with regarding God. But we have also come to know and care about those who don’t know God, and have become what we would consider our friends. We can just simply show our love and pray for them that they may find God. Use your abilities that will be portrayed positively. It doesn’t have to be that you need to be drawing pictures of Jesus or walk around with a Bible in tow everywhere you go. But your actions and sometimes your answers to certain situations can really be a defining trait that people will make the connection with if people know about your faith in God.  We believe God is leading us somewhere. And He is leading you somewhere too. This is just one pit-stop to another destination in our life. He has the master plan. And it’s not always easy, but God will be there to guide you in your steps and lead you where He knows it’s best for you. Trust us, we did a lot of praying too and had doubts as well.

As for being happy? Well, we’re doing pretty okay! Happy is kind of a broad term for  something that seems like we need to experience 24/7. Because like any human, we’re not always happy. We have our rough days, days of doubt, anxiety, sadness, frustration, confusion, etc. But we can have Joy and seek Peace knowing the God is with us and that we can rely on Him .


One of our favorite verses because in times of uncertainty, there is Hope. We just need to trust. 

Proverbs 3:5-6 (New King James version)

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

lfaersiris  asked:

So how does making sigils work, exactly? Do you just come up with it on your own? Sorry, I'm new to this

So i got like a whole bunch of asks about how sigils work. So here is an informative guide:

What is a sigil?

sigils are magic symbols that are drawn or painted with magic power. technically any symbol of magic you make can be a sigil, regardless of technique. However there are several main ways that people make sigils.

How to make a sigil?

this is the main method i use, note there are many other methods

Step 1: start with a statement of intent, ask yourself what you want this sigil to do exactly. Much like genie wishes in the movies, sigils can be tricky so its good to make sure that you close loopholes when you make it. 

some tips: 

  • keep it in the present tense, don’t use “i will” use “I am” or “I have” instead
  • if its for a specific person specify who its for
  • if it needs to happen by a certain time or at a certain time specify this in your statement (this is the exception to the i will rule, you can say i will if you specify when)
  • if you need money specify how much

examples:

  • “I am calm and not stressed”
  • “I make friends easily”
  • “myself and the occupants of this house are protected from harm”
  • “It will rain thursday the 17th of march”

Step 2

: take your statement and cross off all repeated letters and vowels. (you can skip removing the vowels and/or repeated letters if you would like, this step is very often used but not always. i only leave in all the letters if im doing one or two word sigils)


Step 3: then use these letters to combine them into a symbol that is aesthetically appealing, or just feels right

then you have a sigil!

by making a sigil and focusing on your intent and putting your energy into creating it, the sigil already has your intent in it by the process of making it!

if you are using someone else’s sigil or reusing a sigil its good to hold the sigil in your hand and focus on its intended purpose. i like to repeat the statement of intent 3 times in my head and/or aloud to do this

Step 4

the next step in getting a sigil to work is charging it. there are a lot of different viewpoints on how this should work and people use a variety of methods to do so. 

some people believe in charging by destruction, tear up the sigil, burn it, erase it. some people believe in using existing external sources, charge it in the moonlight or the sunlight, dab it gently with storm water. others believe you can charge it with your own actions and energy, or even that you can use your heartbeat to charge it if you draw the sigil on your skin.

I usually use my own personal energy (occasionally i add storm water to it to)

to do this i focus intently on the sigil, and gather up energy in my body, i visualize it leaving my arms and pooling in my hands before flowing into the sigil. i give it what i feel is an appropriate amount of energy for the job and then this part is over. 

Step 5:

so what to do with a sigil next differs depending on what school of thought you follow. some people believe that you need to forget what the sigil means, dont think about it, and instead use your subconcious to focus on the symbol itself. 

some believe it should be destroyed on creation.

my personal use of sigils is usually to keep them around as talismans, and to charm objects, using continued focus on the intent of the sigil to keep it charged and working for longterm stuff, or use it as an ingredient in a spell. 

what you do with it is up to you!

other methods for sigils that i use:

i use a method of drawing where i draw a picture while focusing on the intent, the drawing itself then becomes a sigil, so skip the words and replace it with symbolic images that come to mind, here are some examples:

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you can also use pop culture languages to make sigils!

here is a link to how to use the language in bionicles to make sigils:

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anonymous asked:

Ania!! Please, I beg you!! Could you give some advice on how to do expressions and different angles of the head? I'm really bad at drawing but you inspired me and...oh god this sounds so stupid. I'm sorry, I love you and your art, hope you're doing well!

hello! Thank you so much.

Angles

so for the different angles of the head, its very important for you to know the proportions of the front view before drawing different angles. There are many different ways of starting the front view but I will show how I always start it out.

  1. always draw a circle (this is for ANY angle
  2. Draw a cross on the circle, the horizontal line should be drawn at the bottom of the circle, i would say between the first 1/3 and ¼ of the circle.
  3. Draw the chin, and jaws and connect it to the horizontal line at the top
  4. the nose should be at the center point where all the lines meet. The top of the ears should be where the eyebrows are (its ok if its eyes instead as well, I do that most of the time) and the mouth is aligned with the jaw.

same rules apply with any angle;

  1.  start with circle again
  2. draw the cross (see how the cross curves against the circle, think of the circle as a sphere and not a 2D shape. Heads are round like a sphere)
  3. draw the jaw and pinpoint the ear (directly under the jaw)
  4. then draw the cheek (remember that cheeks CURVE!) and the mouth still aligns with the jaw and the nose aligns with the bottom of the ear. Remember that the nose and mouth should always align with the chin. the distance between the eyes should be another eyeball the same size. the eyes should be a tiny bit closer to the opposite eye than to the ear, leave some space but not too much.

side profiles are the trickiest for me

  1. circle again with a line on the edge of the circle
  2. draw the chin and jaw, chins curve! necks do NOT go straight downward.
  3. same alignments again as front view and ¾ view

please know that when you draw the actual face after sketching, you do NOT have to draw exactly as how the sketch is drawn. sometimes the drawing looks better if you dont completely follow the alignments etc, as long as it isn’t TOO wrong. if that makes any sense. Now that you know the alignments, you can apply to these rules to any head angle!!

if you want to draw people looking up or down: when you want to draw a person looking up, place the ears lower than usual. also if you look at the red circles next to the faces, the curves are much more bendy(?). when looking down, the ears are placed higher than usual and everything curves the opposite way.

Expressions

you just really need to exaggerate every feature on the face and you need to know how to read expressions.

remember that eyes are probably the most expressive feature (eyebrows too!). 

  1. in the first face, you can tell he’s in thought because of the way he furrows his eyebrows a little bit and his mouth is slightly tilted to show confusion or in thought.  
  2. in the second face, you can tell he’s uninterested/not amused etc because his eyebrows drop to a straight line and only half of his pupils are shown. His mouth hangs a little open too just to add a little bit to the expression :D
  3. you can tell he is angry here because the way it sort of explodes movement? His hair is everywhere, his whole head thrusts forward from his body, his pupils contract and his nose wrinkles up which shows aggression.
  4. he is embarrassed here by the worry in his face. he’s looking down and head is sort of hiding away while his shoulders rise which usually shows signs of no comfort.

basically, you need to be able to know what each expression does, how to read them and be able to put that in a drawing!! study them! lots of great examples here (x) (x) (x) (x)

anonymous asked:

HEY CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR ECLIPSE KINGDOM AU PUH-LEASE

HELL YEAH I CAN!!! ARE YOU READY? LET’S DO THIS!

BE PREPARED this ended up way, way way longer than I initially intended but yeah it’s 10 whole pages and 5k+ words of PURE SORIKU so I hope you like itttt

Anyway

Okay so we have the Kingdom of Light and the Kingdom of Darkness, housing the princes Sora and Riku, respectively. In their Palaces of Dawn and Dusk they’re basically learning how to become kings and rule over their kingdoms in the future, all that jazz. Being royalty directly connected to the light and the darkness they both have special abilities, and can sort of control the light/dark. Sora obviously has better control during the day, and Riku during the night. They gather power from the sun and the moon, which also lead them to be called the Solar and Lunar princes!

The Palace of Dusk and the Palace of Dawn are about within an hour’s journey from each other on foot. If you stand in one of the palaces you can see the other palace within eyeshot out the window on the horizon. So basically they’re pretty close to each other, as they’re supposed to be–both of them come together and rest on the edge of twilight, linking the world together with both light and darkness. Due to this Sora and Riku practically grew up together. They’re not friends, not really, more like casual acquaintances. The reason for this is that even though they are linked together, they’re discouraged from associating with people from the other kingdom. Riku’s father in particular is super strict and highly dislikes it when Riku mingles with people from the Kingdom of Light, and tries to keep him secluded on their own side of the border. Sora’s parents, being more lenient, don’t really care whether Sora associates himself with people from the Kingdom of Darkness, instead they just warn him that those people are prone to falling into darkness and doing bad things (which is a mistake and a very awful stereotype that unfortunately Sora believes in from a young age, along with the goading of several of the palace employees). Of course Sora and Riku run into each other during events that their respective kingdoms hold, like balls and festivals, but they sorta rub each other the wrong way. When they were younger they got along better but were quickly discouraged from seeing each other due to their parents’ influence.

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Deck The Halls

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Fandom: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Characters: Percival Graves

Pairing: Reader X Percival Graves

Notes/Warnings: *looks despairingly at the word count* Why do these tend to get out of hand?! Anyway, happy Christmas 8th (aka I feel festive because of December, so here you go)

Word count: 2,025

Imagine: Imagine Percival Graves not kissing you under a mistletoe but not for the reason you think.

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agoddamnrayeofsunshine  asked:

I was digging through the old Voltron family asks, like a creep, and found the one where Keith publishes the book his kids wrote for him (it's on page 38 to give a frame of reference for how far down the hole I fell is). And now I'm wondering if Keith and the kids ever did a book signing for it?

Oh my god. Those are one of my faves! Such precious children and YES you’ve really gone that far down hahaha :’D <3

Keith publishes the book his kids wrote : 1, 2

[The Voltron Family] Ever since the book The Children of the Two Kings Written by Lance, Pidge and Hunk Shirogane, Illustrated by Keith Shirogane became a best seller, they were everywhere. Articles were written about it even. Some of the articles were: 

“Book Editor Dad turned the story his kids made him into a book”
“Three kids wrote their Daddy a book, turned best seller!”
“Youngest authors with their Illustrator Dad”

It was a bit overwhelming for the whole family. They didn’t imagine it turned out to be such a big hit.  Keith was Lance, Hunk and Pidge’s Manager, Dad and Illustrator. He was their all-in-one man. Libraries, schools, bookstores requested for them but Keith only allowed the kids to go during the summers because they were still going to school. So they began touring and sometimes Shiro would tag along as much as he could, taking as much vacation leaves as he can at work to be with his family on tour.

The program would start with the storytelling of the book. The kids made their Daddy Keith read in front of everyone because he could do different voices. The kids and the parents in the audience loved it. The place was filled with laughter and Keith never imagined himself to be the one standing in front of the audience but here he was, with his kids.

Keith: *at the very end* And that’s how they all came back to their castle to cuddle because they’ve missed each other so bad. The two kings couldn’t be any happier to know that their children were alive and safe. The End.

Everyone clapped and a few cried, wiping their tears. After that usually was the book signing. Hunk, Lance and Pidge would be the very first on the table, followed by Keith last.

Kid with the book: *to Hunk* I loved the story you wrote your Daddy!
Hunk: *beams* Thank you! I’m so happy you loved it!
Lance: Did you see the way I shoot the arrows?? *joins in*
Pidge: *scoffs* C’mon. Please. Let’s be real here. I took down the evil witch myself. I’m the most amazing in this story.
Lance: Do you want my autograph?
Pidge: No one wants that, Lance. Bet he wants mine instead!
Lance: I was born first, Pidge!
Pidge: WHAT DOES THAT EVEN HAVE TO DO WITH THIS?!
Hunk: *sweats nervously* *looks at the kid* Where do you want me to sign? I’m sorry if my signature is a bit funny. It’s my first time doing this.
Keith: *rolls his eyes fondly at his kids*
Kid’s Mom: *to Keith* What you did for your kids is truly inspiring.
Keith: *blinks in surprise* Oh… t-thank you. 
Kid’s Mom: Don’t mind what other homophobic jerks say about your book. It’s wonderful and it’s good to expose young kids to these kind of things. I have a wife myself. *smiles softly*
Keith: Oh… *smiles back* That’s great.
Kid’s Mom: *glances at Shiro standing in a corner* Is that the husband over there?
Keith: *looks and sees Shiro* *chuckles* Yeah. 
Kid’s Mom: Such a wonderful family you have. Thank you for this gift you’ve given us. *points the the book she’s holding* My son loves it a lot and me and my wife loves reading it to him every night. And the drawings, gosh. He loves them. We love them. It’s just beautiful. This whole book.
Keith: *flushes* Thank you. That means a lot to me.
Kid: *tugs his mommy* Mommy! I’m done! Now I want Mr. Keith to sign next!
Kid’s Mom: Alright, sweetheart. He’s all yours.
Kid: *to Keith* *whispers*  I’m adopted, too. So Thank you for this.
Keith: *melts* You’re welcome, sweetheart.
Kid: Can I get a hug? *flushes*
Keith: Sure, you can. *hugs*

Shiro got to see all of this from a corner and his heart felt like bursting with so much joy. Hunk, Lance and Pidge looks so happy signing the books and even doing little doodles on them for each of them to look personalized and the kids loved them. Keith, Keith on the other hand… Shiro was just amazed with his husband. He clearly didn’t even think the book would be such a big hit and he knew every word said to him about how the book touched the reader’s life, Keith would carry it to his grave. Shiro was glad he took a leave.

Shiro: *gets his phone* Allura, can you take my shift next week? The kids and Keith are having a taping as guests for a TV show and I’d love to be there.

reagans-ramblings  asked:

what if connor has burns on his hands from where he tried to rescue ziio from the fire when he was a kiddo and that's why he wears fingerless gloves. what if haytham saw them. what would his reaction be??

After Haytham and Connor got on the deck of the Aquila, Mr. Faulkner, who had been taking care of the ship, greeted both of them - the first on with curiousity, the second one with cordiality.
“I’m glad you made it” he said, patting Connor’s shoulder and pointing his head at the burning warehouse that they were leaving behind. “It sure looked nasty”
“It was” Connor nodded, glancing at Haytham, who walked away from them.
“I can take the helm for now, if you want to rest, Captain” Faulkner offered.
Connor nodded gratefully. However, when Mr. Faulkner left him, the Assassin didn’t go to his cabin, but instead headed towards the prow. He preferred to be on the deck, instead of below it and the clear, salty air helped him recover his strength more efficiently than the stuffy atmosphere of the cabin.
Connor rested his palms on the ship’s side and took a deep breath. He realized that his hands were still shaking slightly. Connor clenched them into fists.
The incident in the warehouse moved him more than he’d like anyone to know. Especially his father.
Fire was his weakness, ever since he was a child. Findng himself in the middle of the burning building almost made Connor lose control of himself.
The Assassin glanced at his hands, where the memories of the events that took place eighteen years ago were burned into his skin. He noticed that his fingerless gloves – the only part of his usual clothing that he hadn’t hidden under the disguise – were all blackened and, at some places, charred. There was more material burned, than intact. Connor took off his useless gloves and threw them overboard. He’ll need to find another pair. Maybe there was some spare in the cabin…


“Don’t you want to have those dressed?”
Connor flinched, disgruntled that he allowed his father to sneak up on him.
“It’s too late for dressing those burns now, father” he said coldly, crossing his arms on his chest and hiding the burned hands “Eighteen years too late”
Haytham, who stood next to him, was silent for a moment. He wasn’t expecting this answer. The Templar thought those burns were new, acquired only some minutes ago.
“I see” he finally said, his tone less curt than usual, yet still far from sympathetic.
Connor stood motionless, with his eyes fixed somewhere on the sea. He still wasn’t sure whether he could believe his father. He wanted to believe him so badly. He wanted to believe that his own father was not a monster who sentenced the woman he claimed he’d cared for to such cruel death.
“I was trying to save her, you know” Connor said, not really sure what for “But I wasn’t strong enough.”
“You were a child” Haytham responded after a few seconds “There was nothing you could do”
“No” Connor shook his head, feeling angry, but this time for a different reason “But maybe if you had been there it would have been different.”
“Maybe it would” Haytham said quietly “I wish I had been there”


Connor finally looked at his father. The older man’s gaze was fixed on the horizon, but there was some absent look on his face, that made Connor guess that the man’s thoughts were actually very far from here.
Who knows, the Assassin thought, maybe deep inside my father is human, after all.

anonymous asked:

Hi Rachel! I want to start selling my stuff but i'm generally VERY anxious about the whole ordering and shipping process and bc im worried that everything will go wrong?? So what i want to ask is; do you have any tips or pointers that you find useful for someone like me? Sorry if its been asked before. You are an incredible inspiration to me! Looking through your works makes me wanna hustle x999 times more. In color, anatomy and just everything 😭😭😍

Hi anon! I understand what you feel haha, initially, it was really scary for me as well! But here’s a few things I’ve learned overtime!

1) Quantity
Start small! When ordering things like acrylic charms/stands/pouches etc, you’ll want to look for suppliers with a low minimum order. Some places will have a minimum order of 50 and some will have it as low as 1! When I first started out, 15-20 is usually the quantity I go for (still do with certain items) This is especially important if you are low on funds because these items tend to be on the costlier side of merch making. 

Prints on the other hand, are cheaper to make so you could experiment with the quantity a little more! Though from my own personal experience, prints do better at cons than online. Whatever it is, as long as you don’t spend your last penny on merch making!

2) Social Media
Post it everywhere! The more platforms you use, the more people will see! (Though im notoriously bad at this orz)

3) Shipping
Ask your local post office what the available options for shipping various items are! Some countries will charge you differently for bulky items (charms/stands) compared to flat items (postcards, zines) even if they weigh the same. So do some research before you price your shipping cost.

Tracking is not always included so you’ll have to pay extra for it! Don’t forget to include this in your shipping cost if tracking is a thing you want! For me personally, I pay for tracking out of my own pocket because I don’t want the shipping cost at the checkout page to exceed a certain number but its totally my own preference. People tend to be understanding about pricier shipping cost especially if you’re shipping internationally! 

4) Packing 
The fun part. If you’re only mailing out a few items, getting envelopes from your local stationary store works just fine. You can even get em from your post office! But if you’re mailing a larger quantity, you’ll want to source for envelopes in bulk! For zines, if you’re in the United States, some companies sell rigid stay-flat cardboard mailers! These will keep your zines from denting. Alternatively, you could mail them in regular bubble mailer with a backing board. 

For acrylic stands, sandwich it between 2 backing boards and mail it in a bubble mailer! (it still might break but only a teeny tiny small percentage) If you can find a cheap supplier for boxes, thats even better! Locally (Malaysia), I’ve found a place that does custom boxes for a little more than a bubble mailer. 

5) Communication
Give your customers an estimate on when they can be expecting their items. Usually you can get this information off your postal service’s website but its not always accurate. You can encourage your customers to let you know when they’ve received something so you can better gauge how long it takes for something to arrive at different parts of the world. 

Items do get lost in the mail so keep a few extras of everything in case you need to send replacements! 

6) Additional fees
Paypal takes a cut out of every transaction! Its 6% i think. So however you price your items, be aware that you won’t get 100% of the money. If you plan on using Tictail, Tictail also takes a cut! A huge chunk of 10% that could eat into your shipping cost. This only happens when a buyer finds your items through the tictail market place so as much as you can, try to encourage people to click to your store through the link you provide instead of searching through tictail. 

7) Out of sight out of mind! 
Breathe! Try not to obsess over it! The whole process from drawing down to mailing it out and the subsequent message from your customer that may or may not come will span over several weeks so you’ll have breathing space! The emails about missing items or broken items will come, but so will tweets about people happy to receive their goods!

It can all be a little overwhelming (it is to me!) but try not to stress over it! Don’t keep refreshing your store to see if you sold anything and don’t keep refreshing your email to wait for someone to ask about their missing items. Check it maybe once a day but thats it! Spend the rest of your time watching anime or playing a game or even drawing something new! 

As long as you are nice and honest with your customers (AND DON’T SINK ALL YOUR MONEY INTO THE INITIAL COST OF MERCH MAKING) everything will work out in the end! 

Okay i don’t know if i answered your ask at all but this is all I could think to say for now. Hope this helps 😣

anonymous asked:

i know its nice being ship friendly and stuff but SOMEONE'S POINTING A GUN AT YOU, THEY HATE LEVIHAN AND THEY'RE GONNA KILL YOU IF YOU DON'T CONVINCE THEM OTHERWISE, YOU GOTTA DEFEND LEVIHAN WITH YOUR LIFE, WHAT'D YOU SAY? GO!

You know, that’s a really weird murderer. Anyway, THIS IS FUN! Honestly, i’d be dead already, because i don’t really care about convincing anyone when it comes to shipping. Before i start, i’m gonna state that ANYTHING I’LL SAY HERE IS BECAUSE I’M FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE, DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONAL, GUYS. These will be pretty much the reasons why i ship them. The first part is a bunch of “objective” reasons (well as objective as it can get, because shipping can’t be a totally objective thing) and the other one is personal, so is up to you when to stop reading this. I apologize in advance for my English.

1)      Levi and Hanji are both really interesting and complex characters. He isn’t just a typical shonen badass guy and she’s not a typical crazy scientist. Levi is actually , from my pov, the most caring and selfless character of all SnK, he literally sacrifices himself over and over for the sake of others. Hanji isn’t just this sweet cheerful character, she has a mesmerizing willpower, nothing can stop her.

2)      They complement each other amazingly. They are both strong and smart, but in different ways. Any virtue that Levi doesn’t have, Hanji has it. Every flaw that Hanji has, Levi doesn’t. And they share two really important virtues, which are the foundation of any healthy relationship: they are both so loyal and passionate. They are literally willing to give up their lives for the people they love.

3)      THEIR INTERACTIONS ARE SO FUN TO READ/WATCH. You just know that, whenever they are together, something great is going to happen. There’s something refreshing about them, about their bickering, about the way they work together, about the way they care about each other so deeply.

4)      I think nobody can understand them more than each other. They have experienced similar things as soldiers, they have lost people they love countless times. I bet they could be sharing each other stories all night long, reminiscing all of those good times with Moblit, Erwin and their old squads.

5)      Okay, i won’t force my ship to anyone, but since i’m fighting for my life here, i’ll say i think there are actual canon hints for Levihan. Like the “Levi bathes Hanji” thing, the “we tell each other everything” thing (don’t u dare telling me Hanji clearly said they’re just friends, cuz isn’t that what every Levihan shipper has as a headcanon? The idea of them not admitting their true feelings and say “we’re just friends” ‘cause they’re both awkward dorks), their interaction in ACWNR, their interaction in Shingeki! Chuugakkou, and the “Levihan is similar to Eremika” thing. It’s up to you, random killer, to decide if that means romance or not.

6)      I hate to fangirl here, but HAVE U SEEN THEM? They are both beautiful and would have babies as beautiful and brilliant as them. What a blessing. I love drawing them so much because their character design is gorgeous. Levi with his cold colors and Hanji with the warm colors, they even complement each other in that aspect.

7)      The Levihan fandom is amazing. Besides the fact that there’s no drama and everyone is so kind, I’m pretty sure this is the ship with the funniest fan art. Even the most serious person would smirk even a little bit while scrolling through the Levihan tag. I mean, we’re all about the laughs. All of the other ships usually focus on the classic romantic stuff (i say “classic” , because from my pov there’s nothing more romantic than the OTP having fun ❤). With Levihan, you’ll get from the most intense fan art to the most ridiculous headcanon, it’s so much fun. Some Levihan artists are pretty well known among non Levihan shippers because of that same reason, like @alemanriq, @trash-god or @drinkyourfuckingmilk . I mean, really, if you’re feeling down and need to cheer up a bit, they’re the way to go.

One of the main arguments people have against Levihan is that they’re too different, so it wouldn’t work. They even go as far as saying that Levi doesn’t really care that much about Hanji. My first response is that both Hanji and Levi are highly misunderstood characters. We don’t have to let our personal experience makes us decide what is love and what isn’t. We all show our love in very different ways.

Now heres my second argument to that idea and this is gonna get personal. If you don’t wanna read about my life, skip this.

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anonymous asked:

Heck I'm sorry to ask but I was wondering if you had any types for drawing bodies or arms/hands or anything? I absolutely love how you draw bodies and I'm like. Man I wonder if they got any good tips

I am probably going to suck at answering this but I’ll try!

A downfall for me is that I usually don’t look at human references while I’m drawing, I just kinda make it up. It’s usually so hard to find something that exists for the very specific thing in my head that I don’t bother looking when I decide to draw, but with that being said, I have studied real time things for a while now so I highly recommend taking some time out of your day to just look at how things really are and not how you think they are.

It’s like when you’re a kid and you color the sky at the top of the paper instead of everywhere, like it actually is. I found that I was drawing a lot of things completely wrong because I didn’t actually take the time to get a good look at the thing before putting it on paper. So save every reference you can! no matter what it is. If you like it, save it. Study other artists and how they do things. not tracing or anything but you get it

As for bodies, I am not a realistic artist so I don’t have to make everything look super accurate, but it’s all generally the same! Use shapes, it works for whatever you’re drawing really.

Your sketch does not have to look good, or even slightly presentable. don’t get discouraged, all the “sketches” you see from artists online are not their first draft, and it’s only being shown to you because they’ve finally made it presentable. chances are, their stuff begins like this

as for hands, i’d say use shapes too! I tend to look at hands as squares, but everyone is different depending on their body shape. and if you’re adding five fingers, always remember that the middle one is longer than the rest

I don’t know if I’ve got anything else, I am v bad at explaining things

anonymous asked:

Hey there. I want to get better at drawing more diverse people, but I don't know what's good and what's bad if that makes sense. Basically I'm looking for advice for what the dos and donts of it are. Sorry if this seems silly, but I just don't know what to do...

No, this is a great ask! Thank you very much!

Now, disclaimer - I’m only half of color, I’m not Black (antiblackness seems to be the most prominent) and I also don’t face colorism, so if anyone else wants to correct me on this, feel free. But here are some Dos and Donts that I’ve learned from my own art experience.

Don’t: try to pick a skin color on your own.

Now, this is for the artist trying to get more into drawing different skintones without a lot of experience using colors. Many people say, “what if I make their skin too yellow,” for example, when drawing an Asian character. In my opinion, trying to perfect the skin color in the color wheel is hard, because colors are just difficult in general for me.

Do: Use a skintone chart for reference.

I use this one, and have actually saved it to my desktop for quick reference. It is much easier to color pick the one that is closest to your headcanon and go with it, instead of messing around for hours with the color. (this one is by thelizalot)

Don’t: Try to guess a character of color’s skin color without looking at a reference.

There may be a chance that it is way off and too light, and it becomes unintentional whitewashing.

Do: Use a color swatch if there is a canon one, use references from the show, etc.

Or, for example in the Yogscast fandom, grab their Minecraft skin off of skinsearch. This can be useful for other things too, like trying to get the perfect shade of blue.

Don’t: Simply color in the character with the correct skintone, but draw the character without POC features (if it is canon they have those features). 

I’ve seen this complaint by some Black people I follow, and as an Asian person, I agree. It’s weird to see artists give characters “white features” and erase their features such as bigger lips, noses, and monolidded eyes.

Do: Learn how to draw POC features! 

I use references for my art, it makes it much easier to draw. For example, I used a reference for Lalnable Hector’s dreadlocks, and I used a reference for Sips’s face in another art I drew (the shark tank AU, haha). Learn how to use these features correctly. Imo, over-exaggeration and caricaturization is easy to avoid. Usually, you don’t end up with a caricature unless you’re trying to do so.

Don’t: Focus on stereotypes and make characters one-dimensional jokes.

For all the artists who want to headcanon as well as draw! Please treat characters of color as characters!! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people reducing them to jokes (think Reaper and La Chancla jokes from Overwatch, and D.va and gremlin jokes from Overwatch). Be careful around this, and analyze your instincts to create a new headcanon for a character. Think about if it makes sense for the character and isn’t OOC. For example, once I told my white friend that I headcanoned Eldraphyn as Black, and they started saying that she could rap and she was the Sassy Friend and. Like. What. What. If you see Rule the World, Eldraphyn is very mild-mannered and royal in appearance and gesture and is kinda innocent tbh. Don’t change a character’s personality to fit a stereotype.

Do: Create depth in your characters

Don’t just talk about their race, talk about them! For example, yes, Nano is Asian. But what about her story? What were her origins like? You don’t have to focus on the fact that she’s Asian, just include it. (I like that, so I bolded it).

Don’t: Be unable to own up to your mistakes.

If you unintentionally whitewash a character, admit it. Don’t fight POC if they tell you that you’ve had racist behavior. Mistakes will happen.

Do: Apologize and move on.

If you are in the wrong, admit it. Apologize and don’t do it again! Also, it is not a matter of “If I offended you, I’m sorry,” it is, “I recognize that this may have been harmful behavior and I’m sorry that I did it. I won’t do it again.” It isn’t a matter of never making mistakes, it is how you learn and grow from them!

Here is a good post for this too: here

Art Student AU

You’re a life model and I’m an artist, but a really slow one, could you maybe stick around so I can finish this brief please?

More Risace; I warned you I’ve got a lot of AUs sitting pretty in my head

Fuck Gramps.

The old bastard insists they go on to study higher education, attempting to strong arm them into becoming marines. 

As a member of the Whitebeard ‘Gang’, Ace had absolutely no intention of going to ‘study at a higher level’, but he’s not really been given much choice. So that’s why he’s studying something Garp would never approve of.

Art.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Fic: Changing

1.2k words, G rated

A couple of days after they get back from Godric’s Hollow, Scorpius walks in on his dad cutting his hair and is utterly horrified.

This was inspired by Ed White’s rendition of Draco’s reaction to Ron’s: “I think you’ve got really nice hair Draco.” Utter horror, to the point where I expected him to go straight home and cut all his hair off. @thatwasdramatic told me to write a fic based on it, and I like bowing to peer pressure in cases like this, so here we are! 

Full disclosure, this is unbeta’d and I wrote it while walking down the street (not to be recommended). I have proofread it, but you have been warned! 

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“Dad!”

Draco trims the last long blond strand from his head with a flick of his wand and looks up at Scorpius, who is standing in the doorway, transfixed with horror.

“Good morning, Scorpius.”

“What have you done?” Scorpius gasps, taking a tiny step forward then stopping dead again. He wants to pick up one of the blond locks but he doesn’t dare. He can’t quite bring himself to believe that they’re real.

“I’ve cut my hair,” Draco says, tucking his wand away. “It was time for a change. I was looking far too much like my father.”

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UT! Charisk with US! Charisk (Part 2)

Here is it! The continuation of the fiction where US! Charisk meets UT! Charisk. Hope you like and to avoid confusion here are speaking patterns for each character:

Normal: All the Undertale Characters

Italics: All Underswap Characters (except Frisk)

Bold: Underswap Frisk

Also congratulations on your 7000 followers! (in fact, this is my gift for you).

 STAY DETERMINATED AND KEEP YOUR AWESOME WORK!

Author: CrystalgemSmashMario

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anonymous asked:

hi there!! may i ask if you have any tips when it comes to making a color palette/picking colors? the colors of your finished pieces (and even your wips) are always amazing to look at!

ALRIGHT ANON BRACE YOURSELF. I spent a really long time on this sO HERE COMES A REALLY INTENSIVE COLOUR TUTORIAL AKA Houdi learns much in college painting classes.
As usual, we need sth to work with so we’re gonna use my OC Anna. Everyone, meets Anna.

Anyway, every drawing starts with a sketch. We have a sketch plus a crash course on warm and cool colour idk why I wrote “hot” and “cold” here but whatever it’s late.

ANYWYAY, what you’ll need to know is red = warm and blue = cool. Anything deprived from these two are gonna be either cool or warm based on the colours surrounding them, so there is no in between. And an important thing related to palette is the line colours. If you’re painting without lines then it doesn’t matter, obv. But choosing the line colours for your drawing is very important. I used to do dark red but HAHA no. Lately I’ve been enjoying a lot of greyish purples and blues, since they’re pretty dark and neutral.

While we’re at it, let’s talk grey. Below is a horrible chart of complementary colours –> greys.

Idealy, they all should be cool machine grey. But alas, I’m not pulling out my oil paint for this and I can’t really blend digitally like I blend tradinationally sO WHATEVER. Anyway, greys are important in your piece. At least for me. It calms the colours down if it’s too vibrant, and lets the eyes travel throughout with ease. I’ll show you the differences later!

Now on to the actual colouring. Usually I start out with the lightest and then shade. Here I’ve blocked out the part where I want the shadow to be. What I do when I choose colours to shade is I use a warm and cool colour, not neccessairly complementary. It depends on which colours you like. I would advise to not use too saturated colours as of yet. I would blend those colours out, and choose the greyish/greenish colour they make. Sometimes you would get purple too, I usally just choose it from the colour wheel if I need it.

Now is the time to choose a darker slightly more saturated colours for the shadows. And just, blend everything until u die. More layers of shadows adds more depth, but it’s also can destroy all your colours altogther, so I suggest 3-4 shades + blush (is applicable) at most. (Althought 5 is when the fun really starts. It’s also kinda advanced and I suck at it lol)

Anyway, colouring lines makes the face lit up.

Hair. Same process.

For the clothes, I chose a really de-saturated blue, and a yellow that’s not too bright. You can see the most saturated thing right now on her is the hair, the eyes, and the buttons on her collar.

Below I have messed around with the saturation. And while to each their own (I kno, that really saturated one might look temtping but stay with me), if you’re just starting out with colours, try to use a more variety of saturation. Too saturated makes it very hard on the eyes, and the printing is gonna be hell on Earth. Too much de-saturation is just meh for me. Ofc, there are artists who utilizes these colours very well, but they know when to and not to abuse them. Just play around and see what you like. BUT TRY AND USE SOME GREYS THEY ARE MAGICAL. And no absolutely no black for shading. Just don’t. please.

Anyway, filters. I like overlaying. Just don’t abuse it cause when you’re doing traditional art after this you’ll cry.

Here’s some colour relationship charts I had to do in college lol it was really hard to mix them with oil paint.

I hope that was useful for you anon! There is another question for how I do BG and PLEASE BE PATIENCE WITH ME IT’S TAKING A VERY LONG TIME TO COMPILE THINGS TOGETHER ;;;;;

howinthehelldidigethere  asked:

Hi. I've seen your work and your absolutely amazing. And well I'm not really sure how to ask this but, where would you suggest getting started..? I've been drawing all my life and now I'm trying to get into animation and I've researched and even tried jumping headfirst into animating but I don't really have any direction. How did you first start out..?

Hi there! Thank you so much for the kind words. Sorry for the very late reply, I have been very busy with work lately - but I’ve always been dying to answer this ask for a while now.
Like you, I didn’t really have a direction when I first started animation. Growing up, the study of animation was never a popular field with my south east Asian friends  - so there was no real access to any professional animation desk and tool there. I’ve experimented with Flash a lot, making stick figure fight scenes, little skits and animatics, and just mere tests. I’ve always surfed around online communities with people who also shared a similar interest in animation. I think that helped a lot, and it gave me a more niche focus on the medium itself. So from my education and career so far, here’s what I can advice how non animators can get into animation.


1. Get a software or equipment to animate with.
When I started animation, I’d say it was with Flash. Flash for me was accessible, and it could do the things I needed it to do. It wasn’t until later on, I studied traditional animation and focused more on a classical training. However - if you just want to just start animating and experiment with the medium, I’d say get a software first. Experiment with timing, sequential drawing, poses, just get the hang of the medium itself. Flash (now called Animate CC) is a popular choice within the internet, but you can also animate in TVPaint, Photoshop and Toonboom. I have been trying out the open source software that Ghibli and Dwango released for free (its called OpenToonz, I’ll def make a video for that someday), and for it’s value; it can be a pretty good animation software! I’d say just try it out digitally with a drawing tablet, and see if its something you still want to pursue - then I’d recommend studying it traditionally! The reason I say this is because that one requires a lot more patience and discipline, so I’d recommend people to try it without investing too much on it before you are really interested.
You can practice animation basics like the bouncing ball, the squash and stretch, arcs - just to get that feeling of animation in general. 


2. Get the Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams
I don’t usually recommend books because the goals of one book can be different from the ones that are reading it. However, Williams’ Animator’s Survival Kit is basically that - a Survival Kit. It’s my go to book when I need help on timing tips, spacing, walk cycles - there’s a lot of basic yet useful information in that book for both beginners and adept animators. I still use it time to time. The great thing about that book is that it breaks down the mechanics of why good animation works - and shows how you can achieve the same thing. There’s a lot of great things you can refer to from that book when animating. 

3. Study scenes from animation you like!

You can like the sakuga style of animation, the disney old school, the experimental, the don bluthy, the looney tunes, study the ones that inspire you. Things like basics and mechanics can be taught - but studying animated scenes you like will help you think more about placing your drawings. You can study them by redrawing the keys, watching it frame by frame, and breaking it down analytically. 


4. Join online communities!
This helped me a lot when I was still trying to find an interest to study after high school. The animation community online is so big - theres a lot of access to community help! Yotta Studios has recently set up online animation forum - and everyone there so far has been pretty swell to deal with. A lot of talented folks there too! You can post your work in places like those - tell them your goals and what you are trying to achieve - and im sure you’ll get some great feedback. The 11second club is an online monthly challenge where artists can animate to a line of dialogue (usually 11 secs long) and submit it for that month. There’s a forum there too - but I haven’t used it in such a long time.


5. Get a hold of animators you admire
This one is tricky because the folks you may admire might just as well be very busy. However, if you get a hold of someone you respect and ask them for their guidance, they can steer you in a direction that can help you grow. From my experience, I was told from my mentors that my work was too “all over the place” - so they adviced me to keep things more subtle, controlled, and less frantic. One of my mentors told me to think more about giving life than thinking too hard about the overall performance - and wisdom like that from a veteran animator can help a lot. Although some may never respond - it never hurts to ask!


6. Start getting the hang of drawing fast and loose
I’m not sure what one’s drawing background may be - but animation (especially hand drawn) requires a more gestural mind set. You’ll be drawing a lot more in quanitity than illustrating a fine detailed piece - and you’ll also need to draw bolder/graphic statements. Things like tying down and fine tuning a drawing can come later - but for hand drawn animation - they usually look for the performance in the acting, the timing, and how pushed the poses are.

I hope this helps! I find it hard to give advice for non animators because I have to think a bit more vaguely, but those are the top ones I can think of at the moment. I might have made it sound intimidating because it is in a way, a lot of work - but it is a fun medium to work with,

-Toniko

MS Paint blood tutorial!

So some people have asked for a tutorial on blood in MS Paint – here’s what I know!

Before we get to it, I’d like to explain something:

First off, I’d like to clarify what shade of red fits the colour of blood the most.

The one on the left is the default red in Paint if you leave it unedited. Please, don’t ever use pure red for blood haha. Some possibly newer artists use it, and well, blood isn’t that saturated haha; it looks very neon and unrealistic. By observing real pictures you’d notice that blood isn’t that red, and it’s a lot darker than the red hue – like the picture on the right.

Well, let’s start with blood splatters. Some think this is tricky or tedious, but with a program like Paint it’s best if we keep it simple, but effective!

I’ll be showing some techniques on different blood splatters.

I believe this one is usually used when blood is splattered across the wall. I’m not entirely sure if it really works that way though, I just observed it in movies and anime soooo, please correct me if I’m wrong!

This one is very simple and easy – just start with a few circles of varying sizes and draw around it to make it look like it’s splattered.

Now this one is a bit more complicated. Compared to the first two, this is very messy – the blood is literally going everywhere and is making different kinds of trails: long, short; straight, curved. Just play around with the brush sizes, put some tiny specks of blood here and there. I also used the technique above with the circles in the fourth picture.

Alright, so let’s get into it. First we have the clothes. I’ve noticed some artists do it like this:

Which isn’t how blood works on clothes haha. It looks like stickers placed onto the shirt. Paint isn’t the best program if you want to achieve realistic-looking blood, but hey, let’s make do with what we’ve got for now!

Unfortunately, we can’t use any of the techniques above for clothes because it works in a different way. As you know, for most clothing, any liquid that makes contact with it is absorbed by the fabric and it soaks there, and that includes blood. So since it soaks, it appears a bit more, well, the edges don’t look as sharp. I mean, it doesn’t look solid – when you draw or colour it, it looks more “airbrushed”, if you paint or draw it. Example:

Woah man, ya gotta change before someone calls the cops Well, I understand it’s not the most realistic but hey, this is Paint we’re dealing with haha

So let’s get into it and test it out. Here’s your typical edgy-as-fuck drawing that we want to put some blood into to make it even more edgy than it already is:

(You get a cookie if you guess where it’s from ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°))

Let’s say that little Rin-chan just got back from one of her “duties”, and she’s obviously covered in blood unless she’s like a serial killer and isn’t messy at all but let’s pretend she isn’t for the sake of this tutorial haha

Now let’s add some blood to her clothes (for the procedure, I posted a tutorial about it).

Next, add the blood for the face, hair, knife, etc. It’s pretty much like the first technique I mentioned at the beginning. For the knife though, since Rin’s has been doing a lot of cutting, the blood’s only at the edges of the blade and some splattered across the surface, like this:

On the other hand, if the knife has been used for stabbing, it pierces through the body, right? Therefore the blood is coating nearly the entire blade, if not the whole thing:

Alright, so let’s add a little something extra – dripping blood:

Let’s apply this kind of blood into the background.

The general idea of doing backgrounds in MS Paint is to draw your subject/s on a plain white canvas, and draw whatever you want your background to be on a new one. Then just copy the entire image of your subject (make sure it’s set to transparent selection again) and just paste it on the background you made, and that’s it. Simple as that. I might make a more detailed tutorial for backgrounds if anyone’s interested, just ask me haha

For this particular drawing, however, I was stupid enough to draw an unfinished background along with the subject sooooo I’ll just do it the hard way haha, the result will be the same anyway.

So here it is with the dripping blood added to the background:

Aaaaand that’s it, our picture is done and 23874083712% more edgy!

Well, since Rin is bloodier than she’s supposed to be maybe she did much more than cut off people’s arms.

Anyway, I hope you find this tutorial somewhat useful! As I’ve said, it might not be the most realistic-looking blood, but it’s quite tricky with a program like Paint. And hey, as long as we do our best with it haha. If something wasn’t clear, just ask me and I’ll be happy to help! :D

anonymous asked:

okay so for no matter how long ive tried and tried,i can NEVER draw dean nd castiel. so i was wondering if you have any tips on how to draw them?i'm sorry to bother you! your art is amazing by the way :^) also idk if youll need it but if you go into my tag page and click on "noodles" you can see my drawing style somewhat. my url is alevanians (i cant message while logged on because i gave my pass to a friend for her to change it so i dont get distracted from finals lol) thank you if you answer!!

I will try to do my best to answer! 

On my computer I have a huge library of references, including character references that I can quickly access when I’m drawing so I can see if I’m getting their faces right.  (I stole this idea ages ago from andlatitude, but it’s been very helpful!)

So I just fill them with screenshots etc and occasionally I will go through and draw some in my sketchbook for practice to familiarize myself with their facial structures (Though I’ve been drawing them both for so long now that I rarely go in here anymore //blows off dust off of folders)

Okay so no matter what your style, if you keep the basic things in mind about their faces, they will be recognizable.  

I’ll start with cas, because I find him the easiest to draw. 

so, what I’ve done is taking the most noticeable features of his portrait, the straighter-than-season-1-dean-winchester nose, sloped eyelid, flat lips, pointy eyebrow ridge and chin, and eye wrinkle (even though season 8 Dean is now just as old as season 4 castiel, I still only draw cas with this wrinkle because it’s a part of what makes him cas) seriously, draw a plain chibi, can’t tell it’s cas?? add eye bags and make him squint.  Everyone will know who it is. When I’m drawing him really quickly I usually just draw a rectangle with a triangle nose. 

I know these personality traits are no longer relevant in the later seasons but! When drawing Cas I incorporate his angelic-ness into his looks, like, super focused, un-moving, practically perfect, a soldier, etc etc

Now Dean!!

Dean’s portrait is a lot softer than Castiel’s, he practically has a round everything (Including legs). It’s also very representational of his personality. Big ol softy, round eyes, round cheekbones, squishy lips, itty bitty freckles and a fandom joke that his has long eyelashes. He has a tinnyyy little bump mid way up his nose which I usually exaggerate in my drawings, but usually people just draw him with a straight/ turned-up nose. It’s just all about how you interpret their features. 

Of course these things never stay the same with different face angles, but I don’t really have time to go more complicated than this

;A;

And don’t worry if it takes a really long time to be able to draw them! Before I joined supernatural, I wasn’t used to drawing faces with so many details to look like real actors and it took me a realllyy long time to adjust my drawing style to suit this fandom. 

So if you’re having trouble, start but collecting lots of images of their faces and simplifying them down!! Don’t worry about being exact, draw what you feel and not what you see n-n (lol that probably makes 0 sense but ???)

I hoped this helped!!!